City of Cayce Mayor Responds to Amtrak Train Crash

CAYCE, SC (WOLO)–  City of Cayce Mayor, Elise Partin, released the following statement Monday, about the Amtrak train collision Sunday morning.

“Yesterday, tragedy struck as two trains collided only a few miles from City Hall including the loss of two men, Michael Kempf and Michael Cella, whose lives will not be forgotten.

 Amidst the tragedy that all of the 139 passengers and 8 Amtrak employees experienced, first responders, medical personnel at area hospitals and even the passengers themselves acted with tremendous fearlessness as they worked together to free fellow passengers and get them to safety.

 I would like to particularly thank the Cayce Department of Public Safety as they were first to arrive on this horrific scene as well as the surrounding police, fire and EMS crews that were all quick to respond.

 Today, as we mourn those lives lost and the Nation Transportation Safety Bureau continues to investigate, we pray for those in our City, our region and around the nation that were impacted by this tragedy.

 If you are still looking for a loved one that may have been on Amtrak 91, please call 1-800-523-9101. As always, our City and our staff are here to help in any way we can. Thank you.” – Elise Partin